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The role of ICT for Ageing Well Peter Wintlev-Jensen ICT for Inclusion DG Information Society  and Media
ICT & Ageing: Social Necessity and Economic Opportunity <ul><li>In Europe </li></ul><ul><li>80+ population: doubles until ...
Employment Rates  for Elderly Workers EU Target
ICT use at work by 50+ workers   <ul><li>More than half of today’s 50+ workers use computers at the workplace </li></ul><u...
ICT use at work by 50+ workers   <ul><li>Computer use at work has seen an enormous increase among older workers in the las...
Some of the barriers   <ul><li>Employers are not interested in keeping older workers </li></ul><ul><li>People are not inte...
ICT in support of older people… <ul><li>At Work </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Staying active and productive for longer </li></ul><...
So what’s in the way?   <ul><li>Older people don’t use the Internet and find technology challenging </li></ul><ul><ul><li>...
ICT Policy Context A Single  European  Information Space <ul><li>Action Plan on “Ageing Well in the Information Society” J...
A 4-point action plan <ul><li>Raise awareness, shared understanding and common approaches </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Best pract...
Where can ICT help in Active Ageing at Work? <ul><li>Accessible ICT in the workplace </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible working co...
ICT for Ageing Well A Comprehensive EU Approach Time to  Market Technology Risk Ageing Well Action Plan <ul><li>Challenge ...
Relevant EC ICT Activities (complementing wider EC policy measures)   <ul><li>Policy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Workshop on Age...
Ageing and Employment – the EC policy framework <ul><li>&quot;The Demographic Future of Europe – from Challenge to Opportu...
Conclusions <ul><li>Prolonging/improving participation  of older people in the labour market essential </li></ul><ul><li>I...
Further Information <ul><li>EU ICT and Ageing Well Initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>http:// ec.europa.eu/einclusion </li></ul...
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  1. 1. The role of ICT for Ageing Well Peter Wintlev-Jensen ICT for Inclusion DG Information Society and Media
  2. 2. ICT & Ageing: Social Necessity and Economic Opportunity <ul><li>In Europe </li></ul><ul><li>80+ population: doubles until 2050 </li></ul><ul><li>60+ population: from 20% in 1995 to 25% in 2020 </li></ul><ul><li>50+ population: 21% has severe vision/hearing/dexterity problems </li></ul><ul><li>Today 4 working for 1 retired, in 2050 only 2 working for 1 retired </li></ul><ul><li>Cost of pensions/health/long-term care: up by 4-8 % of GDP (2025) </li></ul><ul><li>Shortfall of human resources </li></ul><ul><li>=== // === </li></ul><ul><li>Wealth and revenues in Europe of persons over 65 is over 3000 B€ </li></ul><ul><li>Need for all available human resources in the future labour market </li></ul><ul><li>New market opportunity for ICT products and services </li></ul>
  3. 3. Employment Rates for Elderly Workers EU Target
  4. 4. ICT use at work by 50+ workers <ul><li>More than half of today’s 50+ workers use computers at the workplace </li></ul><ul><li>Less than half use the internet </li></ul>(Data source: Senior Watch 2 surveys) Computer Use Internet Use
  5. 5. ICT use at work by 50+ workers <ul><li>Computer use at work has seen an enormous increase among older workers in the last 15 years </li></ul><ul><li>Computer experience at work significantly enhances the likelihood to be using computers after retirement </li></ul><ul><li>Share of computer users among not ICT using workers in the latest retirement cohort: 43% </li></ul><ul><li>While in the 1992-96 retirement cohort, those who used computers at work 53% are users still today. </li></ul><ul><li>The survey data confirm the key importance of the workplace in relation to the observed age-related digital divides in Europe . </li></ul>(Data source: Senior Watch 2 surveys)
  6. 6. Some of the barriers <ul><li>Employers are not interested in keeping older workers </li></ul><ul><li>People are not interested in working longer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical problems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lacking incentives </li></ul></ul><ul><li>People are not allowed to work longer </li></ul><ul><li>Older people don’t use the Internet and find technology challenging </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 20% of the 50+ are seriously challenged in hearing, vision or dexterity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Only 10% of people over 65 use the Internet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ICT is complex and requires special skills </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Most workplaces do not yet accommodate needs of older workers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Accessibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. ICT in support of older people… <ul><li>At Work </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Staying active and productive for longer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Better quality of work and work-life balance </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In the Community </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Overcoming isolation & loneliness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keeping up social networks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accessing public services </li></ul></ul><ul><li>At Home </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Better quality of life for longer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Independence, autonomy and dignity </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. So what’s in the way? <ul><li>Older people don’t use the Internet and find technology challenging </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Only 10% of people over 65 use the Internet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 20% of the 50+ are seriously challenged in hearing, vision or dexterity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ICT is complex and requires special skills </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ageing needs not yet in main-stream products </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Insufficient awareness of market opportunities and users' needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Older users needs not built into new designs and technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fragmentation of research and innovation efforts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Legal and technological barriers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Legal and Ethical issues not well developed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of interoperability makes solutions expensive & difficult for elderly users </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fragmented Markets </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Differing public policies and reimbursement schemes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unclear business models (Who pays?) </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. ICT Policy Context A Single European Information Space <ul><li>Action Plan on “Ageing Well in the Information Society” June 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Support to Ambient Assisted Living Joint R&D Programme, June 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>European e-Inclusion Initiative “To be part of the information society”, Nov 2007 </li></ul>Innovation and Investment in research Inclusion, better public services & quality of life
  10. 10. A 4-point action plan <ul><li>Raise awareness, shared understanding and common approaches </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Best practice exchange, awards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ministerial conference, 30 Nov-3 Dec 2008 in Vienna </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Create the right conditions – remove barriers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stakeholder groups, studies, benchmarking </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Accelerate investment in and take-up of proven solutions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ICT Policy Support Programme, Innovative public procurement, Regional Funds </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Prepare for the future through research and innovation => FP7 and AAL Joint Programme </li></ul>
  11. 11. Where can ICT help in Active Ageing at Work? <ul><li>Accessible ICT in the workplace </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible working conditions </li></ul><ul><li>Skills acquisition and training </li></ul><ul><li>Capturing/Sharing Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Augmenting human capacity </li></ul><ul><li>……… </li></ul>
  12. 12. ICT for Ageing Well A Comprehensive EU Approach Time to Market Technology Risk Ageing Well Action Plan <ul><li>Challenge 7 & 5 </li></ul><ul><li>longer-term R&D </li></ul><ul><li>integration of new ICT & new ideas </li></ul><ul><li>open platforms and interoperability </li></ul><ul><li>~400 M€ in total </li></ul><ul><li>market oriented R&D </li></ul><ul><li>cost-efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>adaptation to specific demands, … </li></ul><ul><li>~600 M€ in total </li></ul><ul><li>large scale trials (using existing technology) </li></ul><ul><li>service and organizational innovation </li></ul><ul><li>business case development, ... </li></ul><ul><li>50 M€ in total until now </li></ul>5-10 years 2-3 years deployment FP7 AAL JP ICT PSP
  13. 13. Relevant EC ICT Activities (complementing wider EC policy measures) <ul><li>Policy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Workshop on Ageing at work 2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ageing Well action plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>European eInclusion initiative (Be part of it campaign) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on Accessibility (public consultation) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>FP6 projects (eSangathan, web accessibility) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FP7 Challenge 7, Objective on mainstreaming accessibility of ICT </li></ul></ul><ul><li>AAL Joint Programme </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ageing at Work a focus area for future calls for proposals </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Innovation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Studies on ICT use, market barriers and legal aspects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Launch of AALIANCE innovation platform </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dissemination </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Workshops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>eInclusion ministerial conference in Vienna 30/11-2/12 </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Ageing and Employment – the EC policy framework <ul><li>&quot;The Demographic Future of Europe – from Challenge to Opportunity”, DG EMPL 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Recommendation from the Parliament and the Council on key competences for LLL , DG EAC 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>&quot; Towards Common Principles of Flexicurity: More and better jobs through flexibility and security ”, DG EMPL 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>&quot; e-Skills for the 21st Century: Fostering Competitiveness, Growth and Jobs &quot; 2007 DG ENTR </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;A European approach to Media Literacy ” 200 7 DG INFSO </li></ul><ul><li>Digital literacy Review report , 2008 DG INFSO </li></ul>
  15. 15. Conclusions <ul><li>Prolonging/improving participation of older people in the labour market essential </li></ul><ul><li>ICT has great potential for providing solutions, but need for comprehensive policy approaches </li></ul><ul><li>European ICT Action plans launched by the European Commission </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ageing well in the information society </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>eInclusion initiative </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Further Information <ul><li>EU ICT and Ageing Well Initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>http:// ec.europa.eu/einclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Ambient Assisted Living Joint Programme http://www.aal-europe.eu / </li></ul><ul><li>Best Practice Portal http:// www.epractice.eu </li></ul><ul><li>Contact: peter.wintlev-jensen (at) ec.europa.eu </li></ul>

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